This delightful romp in Victorian England has it all: engaging characters, page-turning plot, and lots of sizzle. I hope a sequel is in the works, featuring more adventures with Merrick, Caroline, and the gifted chidren. The narrator made the story come alive.
No. This author and narrator are not worth a second chance. The narrator just read the book, with little variation in male ane female voices.
Most of the story was spent repeating the setup: widowed man with massive financial problems and woman with a scar who was rude, mean to children, and self-pitying. Enough already! The last few chapters have some action, but no resolution of the issues. An epilogue, missing in the audiobook, explains a few things, but not all.
Better story, better narrator, better audio quality.
Not at all. There are some excellent series in this genre, such as those by Patricia Briggs, Jeaniene Frost, Lora Leigh, and Lara Adrian.
Little variation in voices. Plus, recording quality was so poor I could not finish listening to the audiobook and just finished reading the book on my Kindle. I even downloaded the book again just to see if the download was flawed. It still sounded as if the recording was done in a well.
The premise of the book sounded so promising but the execution left much to be desired. The story seemed to flip-flop, undecided on what direction it would take. The main characters were not very likeable, the male lead spending most of the book being as ass; the female lead, a spoiled brat.
No. The first two books in the series held promise, but this one seemed to have a patchwork plot. It is possible the author was using this book as a bridge to extend the series. However, with such a disappointing story, I will not be a reader/listener of any future books.
Nothing in this series. The Penton Legacy series was recommended by a friend so I will give that a try. I know the narrator of that series is very good.
Narrator was mediocre.
Disappointment that I spent my time listening to it.
I have been listening to this series in order and have enjoyed every book and narrator until Dark Symphony. The performance of the narrator is slow and ponderous. Byron sounds like a dull-witted, stereotypic Transylvanian. This was so annoying, I purchased the paperback to read, instead of finishing the audiobook. I strongly recommend listening to the audio samples before purchasing this audiobook or any remaining in the series by the same narrator (Destiny, Secret, Demon, Celebration, Possession). Personally, I am going to read the books in print.
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